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EDITORIAL OFFICES Rick Lundstrom, Editor-in-Chief PAX International 723 Jefferson Street, NE Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA Tel: (1 612) 378-0862 Fax: (1 612) 378-0852 E-mail: Melissa Silva, Editor Tel: (1 905) 821-3344 x21 E-mail: CONTRIBUTORS Mary Jane Pittilla

A R T D E PA R T M E N T Jessica Hearn E-mail:

ADVERTISING OFFICES Kevin Greene, Advertising Sales Executive Tel: (1 905) 821-3344 x31 E-mail: PAX International is published seven times a year (January/February, March/April, May, June/July, September, October/November, December) by PAX International, 26 Pearl Street, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 1X2, Canada. International Distribution. Subscriptions: $200 for one year; $300 for two years; $400 for three years. Art and photographs will not be returned unless accompanied by return postage. The views expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the publisher or editor. January/ February 2017, Vol. 24, No. 1. Printed in Canada. All rights reserved. Nothing may be reprinted in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher. © PAX International magazine

ISSN 1206-5714 Key title: Pax International


he spring of 1997 brought what was then called the Inflight Food Service Association Conference and Exhibition to Vancouver. As I recall, the event was originally scheduled for Singapore that year and later moved closer to most of the membership’s homes. A few weeks earlier, what was then the International Flight Catering Association gathered in Bruges, Belgium. It was there we first brought the idea of new magazine for the industry. It was only a cover, and a lot of blank pages. This year, both the catering organizations have changed their names, and one has fallen by the wayside. But the name PAX International is still out there. The first issue was brought to Vancouver and stacked next to the competition. That was the start of a publication that weathered worldwide recessions and downturns and now shows up for the first time in 2017 at the Aircraft Interior Middle East event in Dubai. Yes, PAX International will be 20 years old this year. For those of you who have followed the magazine over

much of our history, it’s hard for us to express enough gratitude. Readers have hung with us through industry ups and downs, and loyal advertisers still find our content and publication worthy of hard-earned money. We know that we have to earn that support with every day we work on this magazine. You’ll be reading more about the early years of PAX and some of the people who were instrumental in its early days in issues to come. We plan a history section for the big events in Hamburg, and look forward to a year of evolving our magazine, website and newsletter to make use of available technology. Now, on behalf of our staff, Publisher Aijaz Khan, Editor Melissa Silva; Advertising Representative Kevin Greene; Designer Jessica Hearn (who is patiently waiting for me to finish this) and Contributor Mary Jane Pittilla, we wish you a prosperous 2017 and please, keep reading. Rick Lundstrom Editor-in-Chief, PAX International  |  PAX INTERNATIONAL  |  3

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